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5. the news edge at 6 starts now. we start off at 6 with a bold new plan from the white house and the fight to reduce hie and aids. after years of a global plan, the white house is now ready to focus here at home unveiling a new national strategy to slash the number of new inceptions by 25% over the next five years. tonight, the president is honoring the work of hiv and the aid community. fox 5s karen gray houston is live with more on the president's big plan. karen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, will. it's a problem that hits close to the white house. 3% of residents right here in d.c. are living with hiv/aids and it's been 30 years since the 'dimmic hit. it's an important marker and is time for the nation to refocus the efforts on dealing with the
deadly disease. medical breakthroughs are allowing people infected with hiv/aids to live longer with a better quality of life. the white house officials say the nation is still battling some grim statistics. >> we know that 1.1 million people are living with hiv in the united states. we know that 56,000 people are infected every year. >> reporter: and every 9 1/2 minutes, someone is infected with hiv. which is why the administration is now calling for a nationwide comprehensive strategy. forgetting treatment to 85% of patients within three months of their diagnosis. >> under the strategy, we also want to work to link testing to care. since the latest shows the earlier care has started. the better the results. >> reporter: prevention efforts will be directed at the highest risk populations, including gay and bisexual men and certain members of the african-american community. officials say that condoms are
important and education awareness will reduce the sigma -- stigma attached. >> we will be initiating -- by the sexual and transgender leaders to advance health promotions and disease. >> reporter: more money to the national institutes of health is paving the way for important research here on the local level and last week, george washington university was awarded $3 million over the next five years to set up the d.c. developmental center for aid research. made up of a consortium of local academic hospitals. >> george washington, georgetown, howard. children's national medical center and the veteran's administration hospital. to work with community-based clinics and organizations with a full support of the d.c. government. >> reporter: so, what the obama administration is talking about is a coordinated effort with several federal agencies working over the next 150 days to develop concrete operational plans. but the goal is to get the
whole country involved in words of one official, you don't have to be infected to be affected. lille? >> startling statistics, karen gray houston, thank you. the news edge in the district tonight as well and metro is searching for answers. in yesterday's dupont circle station escalator mess and last night, they broke through barriers and in a written statement, metro said as a result of the smoke, the fire alarm was activated and automatically shut down the q street escalators and elevator. the 19th street entrance remained open. metro said that it activated high-power fans to push the smoke out and announcements were made inside the station to notify writers. witnesses tell our reporter on the scene that that did not happen. it's conducting a review. >> a warning for teenage girls
after a 15-year-old is raped in woodbridge. three juveniles are in jail charged with the attack. audrey barnes is live outside of the prince william county police department in monasses with the latest tonight. audrey? >> reporter: two boys are being held on bond without rape charges. police say they attacked a 15- year-old girl they knew at one of their homes last month. investigators say the attacks happened in the 3500 block of nexus court in woodbridge. the victim said they dragged her into the house and all three raped her. the attack happened on june 30th. the victim didn't tell anyone until july 11th, a delay police say is not unusual in this type of -- . >> like most victims, they delay reporting it to the police immediately because they're either scared of their
offenders, scared of retaliation, so, there is many reason yes victims don't report it on time. >> reporter: despite the reporting delay, the detectives say they have a solid case against the three suspects. this type of crime between unsupervised teenagers tends to go up during the summer and they warning girls to keep their guards up. will, back to you. >> and that is a wise warning. the news edge is in maryland with charges in the murder of a glen burnie dentist four years in the making and he was bludgeoned to death in 2006. and prosecutors say that -- the middle of robbing the dentist. hickman worked inside the office. both were indicted last week on a long list of charges including first-degree murder. the news edge on virginia, where an 18-year-old autistic man sits in a jail and his mother is on a crusade fighting
for his freedom. reginald layton is charged with assaulting a police officer. here's the question, is jail really the best answer in this case? tonight, we're going to take a look. fox 5s stacey cohan is here with what happened. >> reporter: on a mission to free her son and has launched an internet campaign. the local n naacp is helping out even though the issue is not the color of the men's skin. from the time he was small, reginald neely laton's mom knew he was different. >> small things like teaching a child how to tie his shoes, you know, pick up a spoon, eating, you know? >> reporter: it took years of frustration and specialec to get a hard diagnosis. autism. specifically asberger syndrome. >> it brought me to tears. i realized this was my fun. >> reporter: with help, she said he improved and often walked to the local library, which he loved and on may 24th, someone called the police
to report a suspicious man with a gun outside of the library. when police arrived, neely left. a high school resource officer nearby pound him and what happened next landed him in jail. >> i was attacked and didn't mean for is this to happen. >> and that the officer used pepper spray and neely stole it, used it and broke the officer's ankle. no gun was ever found. the mother said she doesn't know what happened butted two months in custody is too long for heratistic son. >> i am terrified. he, um was -- for awhile and is confused. he doesn't know why this is happening to him. >> in it was -- are you going
to -- you can afford a lawyer or going to need an attorney? he can not understand. that. >> reporter: after his arrest, the court moved neely to western state mental hospital where this video was made for his mom's internet campaign to win his freedom. after the video hit youtube, neely was taken out of the hospital and put back into jail and the stafford sheriff's office declined an interview saying when this goes to court, it will be abundantly clear that not only did the deputy who was assaulted -- assaulted act in a professional and appropriate manner, but all law enforcement involved acts in a professional and appropriate manner. and he has launched a website and internet petition. according to the national organization autism speaks, conflicts between autistic individuals and law enforcement have become so problematic, there is an education program underway and that trains
officers to deal with autistic people. find links on www.myfoxdc.com. will? >> thank you. and a missing iranian nuclear test is claims he was kidnapped by the u.s. where he said it went down and what he wants now. and apple's newest smartphone went from the must- have gadget to, i'm not so sure now. why the complaints are getting louder. the most famous owner of the most famous team died this morning, we'll look back on the legacy of george steinbrenner and hear from one of the most beloved yankees. the fox 5 news at 5 continues. . d t tos
not if the senate acts now on legislation to promote energy efficiency, biofuels, and renewable energy sources. let's make america more energy independent, protect our environment, and create millions of new jobs right here at home - instead of losing those jobs to other countries. if you want to change america's energy future, call your senators and tell them to support clean energy legislation now. >> a missing nuclear scientist from iran has turned up here in the district. and they have reportedly taken refuge at the pakistani embassy compound. there is conflicting reports of how he got there. iranian state media claims he was abducted by u.s. spies last year after he disappeared during a pilgrimage to saudi
arabia. the state department denies that. >> he has been in the united states of his own free will and he is free to go. in fact, he was scheduled to travel to iran yesterday and was unable to make all the necessary arrangements to reach iran through transit countries. >> iranian interests are handled by pakistan's embassy. tehran and washington cut off diplomatic ties more than 3 decades ago. france might be on the way to banning face-covering islamic veils. the country's lower house of parliament overwhelmingly passed a bill to ban burka-like veils. the legislation involves muslim rights activists. is thors say the veil oppresses women and the ban will go to france's senate for a vote in september where it's expected to pass. if you haven't already purchased or ordered your iphone 4, consumer reports said
don't bother. some engineers say the must- have gadget of the season is flawed. coming up, a look at the recession problem. hi, gary. thanks a lot, will. rain is on the way. the western counties picking up right now. the flash flood watch is in effect for the overnight. we'll have more details. are we going to continue to have rainy days or is the heat going to return? that and the full forecast. next. i have fallen in love with making bird houses.
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>> we have breaking news right now. the news edge at 6. sky fox above the goddard space flight center in greenbelt, maryland where there appears to be an odor coming from the fourth floor and an evacuation is underway. we're told there are no injuries to report and, nevertheless, that building that you see there is being evacuated. prince georges county fire and e.m.s. cruise are on the scene as sky fox pushes in. you can see some of the heavy
equipment brought out, the firefighters and employees being brought out as well. as a precaution. an odor coming from the nasa goddard space flight center in greenbelt, maryland. no injuries reported. an evacuation ask is underway. not exactly a ringing endorsement. consumer reports is out with the review of apple's new iphone 4. the magazine's electronics engineers are calling the must-have gadget of the season flawed. chris carter from fox business network is on this one tonight. >> reporter: apple's previously untarnished image might be a thing of the past. consumer reports decides not recommend the company's new iphone 4. the senior editor on the root cause of the decision. >> when you touch the phone here, the signal will drop significantly enough to cut your call. >> reporter: in an odd twist, consumer reports actually rates the iphone 4 as the best smartphone on the market but can't recommend the phone to consumers until the problem
with the phone's antenna can be permanently fixed. in the meantime, the magazine noted's few quick fixes for current iphone 4 customers, looking to avoid single disruptions. buy a case from apple or just apply a little duct tape to the indicated area causing the dreadful antenna blockage. consumer reports negative assessment provides the first significant headwind for the iphone 4. last month, the label by the ceo steve jobs has the most successful product launch in apple's history and industry insiders are keeping a close eye on how this unusual black eye will effect the pristine image for product gallt and innovation. in new york, i'm chris. >> you can tap in to folk 5 any time with your iphone. our new ap has scores, up-to- the-minute forecast and we have an app for blackberries and it's there on www.myfoxdc.com. what were you doing when you were 13? this 13-year-old just rode his bike from california all the
way to d.c. and he went out to raise a half million bucks and that is what is motivated him to do this. he overcame more than a dozen flat tires, bee stings and happen degrees temperatures look the way. good job, joseph and gary mcgreato tap here. well, it looks like rain is still in the forecast. >> that is come being. going to have two or three and that will move through. the clouds have taken the city back over and we go to max hd radar, you can see the rain is getting closer to us. it's this batch, anyway, and that has come across and
culpeper, monasses on your doorstep and about to move on through. fort royal got more rain and there is more rain coming and there is another area of heavy rain and to move through moving into the east-northeast about 15 to 20 miles per hour and culpeper, you're in it and getting very heavy rain and we go farther to the north and there is i-81 there. front royal, there this is clear and along 66 and heymarket is go to move on through centreville and this gives you the reg from the city and how close it is and that is crossing over. it's crossing into loudoun county and you're dry now and you continue to go on 66 and that will come on across to 95, too and everyone getsian out of
this. and this is your forecast, to give you an idea what to expect at 7:00, showers and thunderstorms and that is going to last through the evening hours, quickly, the temperatures will cool down in the 70s and there is a flash flood watch in effect tonight. officially, it it started at 6:00 and that is going to run into the overnight and d.c., included in this and back up i- 95 to the northeast and this is the area last night got substantial thunderstorms and temperatures out there right now, 86 in this city. fredericksburg, 91 and waiting on cooling rain there. this is more back to the west and this is the disturbance that has to clear the area tonight and woanything to have a good likelihood across and
forecast for tomorrow. lingering, 77 and warm and muggy at noon and tomorrow afternoon, high temperature into the upper 80s and 90 degrees and the next five days, tomorrow, the last five days and good chances of thunderstorms. scattered thunderstorms on saturday and dry on sunday. the temperatures will drop into the mid-90s tomorrow. >> and the heat and humidity, but as you said, during the 5, not oppressive. like last week and this is a break. >> exactly and still warmer- than-normal. >> that's right, thank you. did you see this? a family reunion of sports -- sorts. dog's not just man's best friend. look at the goat and judy the great dane. they made news last week when they were spotted roaming the streets of dallas, even when they were placed in a shelter. they wouldn't leave each other.
the duo was reunited after the owner came forward. he was full of bravado. yankee nation is mourning the loss of george steinbrenner. and say scary moment for the winter superrookie john wall in summer league. dave feldman is in the studio and is up next with the sports edge. stay with us. i'm darryl willis. i oversee bp's claims process on the gulf coast. bp has got to make things right and that's why we're here. we're replacing the lost income for fishermen,
small businessmen and others who aren't able to work until the spill is cleaned up. we've agreed to create a $20 billion claims fund, administered independently. our claims line is open 24 hours a day. i volunteered for this assignment because this is my home. i'll be here in the gulf as long as it takes to make this right.
>> good evening, i'm dave feldman. the yankees owner george steinbrenner died of a massive heart attack in tampa, florida, this morning. he celebrated his 80th birthday on july 4th. the past season, the yankees won their 27th world series title and seventh under steinbrenner. he purchased the yankees in 1973. $8.7million, today the team is valued at 1.6 billion his will to win, changing managers 20 times and the first 23 years. he hired billy martin five different times and means high
fired him five times -- times. paid top for free agents to wear pinstripes, a viggary and creating in thanetwork. gave him a huge competitive advantage. steinbrenner was the longest- tenured owner at the time of his death and during his 38 years, the team led the majors with a .556 winning percentage, capturing 11 pennants and seven world series title. >> you can't say enough good things about him. most people know him as being the local owner but if you got an opportunity to get to know him, you realize the great things he did in the community and with those past players. >> he puts together the teams for us and wonder fortunate and blessed to be a part of the organization. he gives you a chance to win every year and gives you a best chance and as an athlete, you appreciate that and to be able to win was extremely special to
all of us. >> the nationals released the following statement which, read in part, the washington nationals and the learner family are deeply saddened by the loss of george steinbrenner, a monumental figure of the baseball world for more than 35 years. he will be remembered as a driven competitor and champion and a man who gave much to the people and communities he loved. and hoops now. last night in vegas, vegas, baby and everyone knows vegas can be dangerous. it was. wizards and clippers, john wall took out a couple of clippers and hit the jumper and you think things are pretty good. the final seconds, drives to the bucket and gets clipped on the way down by eric bledsoe, the former teammate of kentucky, a scary moment and you think wait a minute, he's a franchise and able to walk off the court under his own power and told trainers he felt a sharp pain in his necks and was able to return to the game and
in the sec quarter, shows great body control and this guy is good, by the way, he's going to be the franchise. >> and good for him. junior zalgaskas, he will sign a 2-year contract with the heat this week and according to his agent. the 81st major league all-star game can be seen tonight at 8:00 p.m. here on fox 5 and the national league is not -- has not won the mid-summer classics since 1996. back to you. that is it for us. the news is always on www.myfoxdc.com. we'll see you later tonight.